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Animal Shelter Staffer Comforts Abandoned Dog After Surgery

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When an abandoned dog, who had just given birth to three puppies, had to be spayed, one kind-hearted animal shelter staffer laid down with her inside her kennel, so she wouldn’t be alone when she awoke.

Prissy, a 4-year-old hound mix, was abandoned in a Tennessee junkyard along with her three newborn puppies, according to Virginia Moore, the executive director of the Conway Area Humane Society in New Hampshire.

After her spay surgery, Prissy “was having a tough time,” Moore told ABC News.

“Chrissy, our kennel supervisor, didn’t want her to wake up alone,” she explained, adding that the compassionate staffer decided to jump into the cage, lay down and cuddle Prissy to help her feel at ease.

Chrissy Ireland, who has worked at shelter since 2009, had no idea that a coworker would catch her in a now-viral Facebook video. She was simply doing her job.

“I saw her and she was all shaky and she didn’t feel good,” Ireland said. “It made me feel so sad for her. So I just found myself laying on the floor with her and kissing her and loving her… Coming out of anesthesia and you’re behind walls and you’re behind a gate; it’s just scary. I know if I was getting fixed and I woke up in a kennel, I’d be scared.”

Ireland hopes the viral video will help Prissy find a new home.

“I think she’d be great in any home and in any situation. I would love to see her go with kids so she can be outside playing in a yard and having a good time,” Chrissy said.

Prissy will soon be available for adoption to a loving forever home. For information, contact the Conway Area Humane Society.

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